A group of people stand spread out along a sidewalk in front of a grassy park area. They are holding tools and plastic bags before setting off on a beach cleanup.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

Teen Conservation Ambassadors

Teen Conservation Ambassadors clean the beach at Sunken Meadow State Park. Photo: Kathryn D'Amico/Audubon

Calling all teens interested in the environment! Our Teen Conservation Ambassadors program connects youth aged 13 through their senior year of high school to hands-on conservation and environmental projects on Long Island. Our meetings, events, and projects allow teens to steward and improve our environment alongside others who are passionate about the planet, all while working with conservation professionals and learning about the field.

Since 2019 we have offered a number of projects and events to get involved with, including:

  • Planting native plants at local sites
  • Protecting nesting shorebirds by installing fencing
  • Beach cleanups
  • Building fishing line recycling bins
  • Participating in a Teen Lobby Day
  • ...and so much more!

Know a teen (or are a teen) who would be interested in being part of this amazing work? Email Roxana Saravia, Public Programs Coordinator, at roxana.saravia@audubon.org for more information on how to join, or fill out our volunteer form, being sure to check off the "Teen Conservation Ambassador" box!

How you can help, right now